A Canadian man who with his American wife and children were held hostage in Afghanistan by a Taliban faction for five years said late Friday that his captors had killed his infant daughter and raped his wife.
The former hostage, Joshua Boyle, 34, who was seized in October 2012 by the Haqqani network with his pregnant wife, Caitlan Coleman, 31, made the statement shortly after landing in Canada with Ms. Coleman and three young children.
According to New York Times, Mr. Boyle said his wife had been raped by a guard with the assistance of the guard’s superiors and demanded justice for his family.
He said the child had been killed after he refused to accept “an offer” from the militants.
The couple were abducted in 2012 while backpacking. Ms. Coleman, who is from Pennsylvania, gave birth to all three children in captivity.
The family was rescued after a gun battle on Wednesday between the militants and Pakistani troops acting on information provided by American intelligence.